Greening Your Home

Author: Clayton Bennett
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071642609
Format: PDF
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Choose Green Systems That Conserve Resources While Matching Your Budget and Lifestyle A vital conservation and money-saving tool, Greening Your Home provides helpful information that will help you select sustainable green options that match your specific needs for every system in your house. This “one-stop” guide provides the latest information on systems and materials that conserve resources for a cleaner, more energy-efficient home. From the lively writing, with illustrations and examples, you will learn how to incorporate sustainability into your house in beautiful, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible ways. Both inspirational and practical, Greening Your Home features: A wealth of green building and remodeling options for homeowners Photographs and information on green products and systems and their advantages Your Complete Guide to a Green, Energy-Efficient Home Material Options: • Structural Insulated Panels • Low-VOC Paints • Replacement Windows • Green Certified Doors • Glass Block • Fly Ash Concrete • Bamboo and Cork Flooring • Plastic Plumbing Pipe • Red Cedar Siding • Recycled Insulation Recent Technology: • Power Consumption Monitors • Timers and Motion Sensors • Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures • On-demand Water Heaters • Radiant In-floor Heating • Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators • Whole-house Fans • Spray Foam Insulation • Induction Cooktops • Horizontal Axis Washers/Dryers Green Practices: • Reducing Your Carbon Footprint • Green Power • Saving Money Twice • Community-Supported Agriculture • Growing Your Own Food • Composting Biodegradables • Using Graywater • Making Your Own Cleaning Products • Reusing Containers • Xeriscaping

Green Your Home

Author: Jeanne Roberts
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 160138128X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book offers thousands of ways to make your home environmentally healthy and will help you to make ecologically aware supply choices. From recycling to alternative cleaning materials, minor changes can add up to real benefits. Greening your home means finding things you can do to reduce your impact on the planet. We dissected your house, looking for easy (but not always obvious) ways that homeowners can conserve energy and water and money at the same time.

Making Your Home Sustainable

Author: Derek F. Wrigley
Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 1921844175
Format: PDF
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This is a practical and easy-to-follow guide for homeowners, builders and architects who are concerned about the effects of climate change and environmental degradation and want to do something about reversing the trend.

The Green Gardener

Author: Josh Byrne
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780670029419
Format: PDF, Mobi
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More and more people are looking for practical ways to do something about critical environmental problems such as global warming, water shortage, the loss of biodiversity, and chemical-laden food. In this timely and very down-to-earth book, Gardening Australia presenter Josh Byrne shows how you can contribute to a cleaner, greener world in your own backyard: save energy through climate-conscious garden design and the careful selection of materials create habitat for wildlife by planting native species and providing ponds and hiding places grow your own vegetables and fruit, however limited your garden space save water by selecting water-wise plants, mulching, using drip irrigation, and reusing greywater Whether your garden is big or small, whether you're new to gardening or an old hand, The Green Gardener has the ideas, the information and, above all, the simple instructions you need to create a productive, planet-friendly plot.

Creating Your Eco Friendly Garden

Author: Mary Horsfall
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643098798
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Creating Your Eco-friendly Garden shows you how to develop an environmentally friendly garden for little cost. Practically written, it is based on the author’s first-hand experience as well as the wealth of knowledge she has amassed working at Grass Roots, Australia’s most popular self-sufficiency magazine. The book offers advice on planning your garden, choosing plants, planting times, watering options and pest management following organic principles. It explains how to assess the soil and microclimatic effects of surrounding buildings and vegetation so that you can determine the style of garden that best suits your property. Water efficiency, biodiversity, soil conservation, use of native and biodiversity-friendly plants, organic methods, use of recycled materials and avoidance of environmental weeds are themes that feature strongly throughout the book, and will appeal to gardeners with strong environmental values.

Creating a Lean and Green Business System

Author: Keivan Zokaei
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466571136
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Things that are good for the planet are also good for business. Numerous studies from the likes of the Economist Intelligence Unit, Harvard, MIT Sloan, and others indicate that organizations that commit to goals of zero waste, zero harmful emissions, and zero use of nonrenewable resources clearly outperform their competition. Like lean thinking, greening your business is not just a ‘nice to have’; at least not anymore. It is now a key economic driver for many forward looking firms. This book is packed with case studies and examples that illustrate how leading firms use lean and green as simultaneous sources of inspiration in various sectors of industry - from automotive and retail to textile and brewing. Take Toyota as an example, the holy grail of economic efficiency for decades. This book, shows that Toyota tops the green chart too, describing Toyota’s notion of Monozukuri: sustainable manufacturing. Creating a Lean and Green Business System: Techniques for Improving Profits and Sustainability offers opportunities for innovation that can simultaneously reduce dependence on natural resources and enhance global prosperity. It explores less understood aspects of lean and green – discussing their evolution independently as well as the opportunities that exist in their integration, highlighting the importance of a cultural shift across the whole company. Outlining a systematic way to eliminate harmful waste while generating green value, the book explains how to: Become economically successful and environmentally sustainable by adopting the lean and green business system model Adopt a systematic approach to become lean and green, and develop your own roadmap to success Use the cutting edge tools, techniques, and methodologies developed by the authors Translate the techniques and culture that underpin lean into environmental improvements Creating a Lean and Green Business System: Techniques for Improving Profits and Sustainability supplies a new way of thinking that will allow you to boost improvement efforts and create a positively charged work environment – while contributing to the long-term well-being of the environment.

Street Smart Sustainability

Author: David Mager
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 160509465X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Go Green While Making Green You already know why your company should go green. This comprehensive guide tells you how to do it profitably. It details every step of the process—from getting employee buy-in and conducting a current sustainability audit to developing a plan of action and measuring progress. Nuts-and-bolts guidance helps you make continuous, cost-effective improvements and shift the prevailing business culture by infusing green practices into your organization's very DNA. Through illustrative examples from a wide variety of industries, this book shows how to: • Design sustainable products • Green your facilities • Find green vendors • Use renewable energy • Reduce harmful emissions • Recycle waste products, and more The emphasis is on practicality—stand-alone chapters you can read when you need them and tools you can use to implement change in any area of your organization.

Becoming a Green Building Professional

Author: Holley Henderson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111831039X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A career guide for professionals in sustainable architecture, design, planning, development, and related consulting For those considering a new career or a career change focused on green and sustainable building and design, Becoming a Green Building Professional offers practical information on educational requirements, career options, guidance and tips, and first-hand interviews with green building professionals. Perfect for underemployed architects and other building and design professionals who want to reinvent and renew their careers, as well as students considering such a career, this is a vital and informative guide to a growing field.